Emraan Hashmi starrer movie Crook-It's Good To Be Bad, faced a lot of censorship controversy before it got released today. The censor board had asked producer Mahesh Bhatt to edit a topless scene from the film so that it could be certified as a U/A movie. But Mahesh was adamant to keep the scene in the film and for this, he was ready to release the movie with an 'A' certificate.
However, the director of the movie, Mohit Suri wanted to get a U/A certificate for his movie so he approached his uncle who is the producer of the film, Mahesh. The censor screening of Crook was done last Tuesday in presence of Mohit Suri and Mukesh Bhatt.
A source was quoted saying that the controversial scene was shot in Australia with an actress named Stella Alan. A drunken Emraan passes out in Stella's car and finds himself on her bed the next morning, when he wakes up. He gets to see her changing her clothes, when he comes out from the washroom, the source added.
The source further said that in this particular scene, the camera captures the nude backside of the actress. Mahesh has reportedly tried to justify his decision by saying that a film like Ram Teri Ganga Maili was allowed to show frontal nudity, then, why his film restricted to do so. However, the censor board was not willing to buy his justification and thus rubbished the point.
When Mohit and Mukesh approached Mahesh, he reportedly decided not to compromise with the scene in any circumstances. It is learnt that the actress, who has performed the topless scene, had no issues to shoot it even without a body suit. In fact, the director Mohit Suri proposed to opt for a body suit if the actress was feeling uncomfortable but Stella was fine without it.
Mahesh Bhatt has admitted that he had a spat with Mohit regarding this censor issue but later added that there was nothing wrong in it. Bhatt said that the scene has a dramatic impact and it is very relevant to the film. He said that the young generation expects some sensationalism in the movies so he will prefer keeping the scene and go ahead with an 'A" certificate.